a substance, as tear gas, that irritates the eyes and produces tears
Origin of lachrymatorfrom Classical Latin lacrima, tear + -ator
A substance, such as tear gas, that causes tears to flow.
Origin of lachrymatorLatin lacrimāre to cry ( from lacrima tear ; see lachrymal . ) -ator
- Any substance that causes tears; especially tear gas
From lachrymation + -or